David and Zipporah’s maize now towers above their house but despite what looks to be a promising harvest, the couple is anxious. The family of six are now eating just one meal a day: a single pot of rice for everyone. This is Kenya's hunger season, but the end is in sight.
"Young people think agriculture is uncool and uninspiring." This is one of the myths the Do Agric campaign debunked this year. As we celebrate International Youth Month, we need to ask ourselves if enough is being done to bring the energy, innovation and the entrepreneurial flair of young people into agribusiness.
As Barack Obama hosts African heads of state at the first US-Africa Leaders Summit, we surveyed 4,500 citizens from nine African countries to see if the priorities of the people lined up with those of their leaders.
Dutch Youth Ambassadors travelled across the country by train last week, visiting all 12 Netherlands provinces in one day with a big Train Tour they organised themselves. The goal? To raise awareness about the fact that aid works!
World Breastfeeding Week starts tomorrow. Hailed by UNICEF as nature’s “safety net,” exclusive breastfeeding is one of the most effective interventions for preventing child deaths. Keep reading to learn ten important links between breastfeeding and the fight against extreme poverty.
More than 30% of clinics and hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa, serving approximately 255 million people, are without electricity. Here's six specific ways lack of electricity can affect patients, doctors and nurses in clinics and hospitals.
Every year, the Google Impact Challenge in the UK gives British charities the opportunity to apply for a £500,000 to spend on a project, proposed by an organisation, which uses technology to solve a social problem. Here's our favourite ones.
If you've campaigned on any issue at all, you'll probably be able to relate to these 21 animated GIFs. Getting standard replies to your letters, losing your nerve just before a lobby meeting, the highs and lows of street campaigning - we've been there too.
Amazing progress on reducing poverty could be lost unless we act to stop vulnerable people sliding back, a new report warns. It's based on the latest human development index rankings - one of the most detailed insights into how the world is doing on reducing poverty.
As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow today, we check out three athletes who are champions off the field as well as on it. There are some truly remarkable sports men and women who promote equality, fairness and justice. Here’s a few of our favourites.
A recent article claims the current governments of Zambia and Ghana are struggling to balance the books and are borrowing money at reckless levels. While citizens there are rightly worried about public spending, the assertion that debt cancellation of the early 2000s was ‘no cure’ is not supported by evidence.
When the news about Flight MH17 broke, it registered as a horrible and senseless event; nothing more. Then, I started to learn that some of the passengers were heading to the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Australia. Suddenly, the news felt raw, and personal. The victims were part of my world, my community.
Whether it's being yourself, taking risks or spending time with loved ones, we all have ideas about what freedom means to us. This video above was created by asking Instagram users what #FreedomIs to them. Join the conversation and let us know why you support everyone’s right to freedom.
I hate aid. I hate what it means. I hate that it exists today. So I’m fighting to make sure it no longer exists. Hardly something you’d expect to hear from someone volunteering for an international NGO, but it is true, I hate it.
Today, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai, Graca Machel, Bono, Mo Ibrahim and Muhammed Yunus have joined forces to sound a warning that 2015 is a year of huge opportunity, but also of huge risk. They are calling on world leaders to step up the fight against poverty, inequality and climate change.